Yesterday, 140 U.S. Representatives signed a letter asking for a debate on escalating the Syrian Civil war, and the Democrats who signed this letter are:
The Democrats who have signed the letter so far are Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Rush Holt (N.J.), Beto O’Rourke (Texas), Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), William Enyart (Ill.), Tim Walz (Minn.), Sam Farr (Calif.), Bruce Braley, (Iowa), Jim McDermott (Wash.), Michael Capuano (Mass.), Anna Eshoo (Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Peter Welch (Vt.), Rick Nolan (Minn.), David Loebsack (Iowa), Jim Matheson (Utah), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Elizabeth Esty (Conn.), Daniel Lipinski, (Ill.) and Dan Maffei (N.Y.).
This begs to ask, how come Allyson Schwartz, the “progressive” candidate in the 2014 governor’s race, hasn’t signed on to this letter? Allyson Schwartz doesn’t have a damn thing to risk, politically speaking, if she signed onto this letter because she won’t be running for the U.S. House – if ever again – and won’t have to make any more tough foreign policy decisions. Wouldn’t this be an opportune time for a gubernatorial candidate go against an unpopular decision and show the potential for some leadership?